This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the History of Russia – Political Climate Leading up to the Russian Revolution. The total number of slides is 58. Each power point presentation is highly editable, so you can change them or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled The History of Russia - The Fall of the House of Romanov and contains 29 slides.
The Romanov Dynasty also known as “The House of Romanov” was the second imperial dynasty (after the Rurik Dynasty) to rule Russia. The Romanov family reigned from 1613 until the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II on March 15, 1917, because of the Russian Revolution. The last Romanov Tsar, Nicholas II, a direct descendant of Empress Catherine the Great, ascended the throne when his father, Tsar Alexander III, died unexpectedly at the relatively youthful age of 49.
Nicholas did not want to be Emperor and was not a good leader. He made two major mistakes that lead to the family’s downfall: His son Alexei, was plagued with hemophilia which became a closely guarded state secret forcing the family to withdraw from public. To make matters worse, after a peasant monk, Rasputin, prayed for the boy he became better. The family was overjoyed and considered Rasputin to be God sent and embraced his counsel fully. Rasputin was more than likely mentally imbalanced but became a close family confident.
Nicholas II leadership in World War I was a disaster as millions lost their lives. This created unrest throughout the country which lead to the Russian Revolution and the family’s capture and execution, ending a 300 year old dynasty.
Tsars & Emperors
The Hemophilia Gene
Carrier of the Gene
Alexei Nearly Dies
End of the Dynasty
Impact on History?
Assassinations & Deaths
The Romanov’s Fate
Proof of the Remains
The Family Crypt
End of Presentation
Power point presentation #2 is entitled The History of Russia – The Russian Ending of World War I and contains 13 slides.
The beginning of 1917 saw troops in the Russian ranks expressing many of the same complaints offered by the French later that year. In the rear, the Russian economy had reached a full war footing, but the boom that resulted brought about rapid inflation and led to the break down of the economy and infrastructure.
As food supplies in Petrograd dwindled, unrest increased leading to mass demonstrations and a revolt by the Tsar's Guards. At his headquarters in Mogilev, Tsar Nicholas II was initially unconcerned by events in the capital.
Beginning on March 8, the February Revolution (Russia still used the Julian calendar) saw the rise of a Provisional Government in Petrograd. Ultimately maneuvered into attempting a coup, he was removed after its failure. With Kornilov's defeat, Kerensky and the Provisional Government effectively lost their power as Lenin and the Bolsheviks were in the ascent.
On November 7, the October Revolution began which saw the Bolsheviks seize power. Taking control, Lenin formed a new government and immediately called for a three-month armistice.
Bolsheviks Gain Power
German Terms Accepted
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
End of Presentation
Power point presentation #3 is entitled The History of Russia – The Russian Revolution and contains 16 slides.
Since the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the Russian Tsars had followed a fairly consistent policy of drawing more political power away from the nobility and into their own hands. This centralization of had been accomplished in two ways: Either by simply taking power from the nobles and braving their opposition or by compensating the nobles for decreased power in government and then giving them greater power over their land and its occupants.
From Ivan the Terrible, to Catherine the Great, the Russian Tsars enjoyed virtually autocratic rule over their nobles. things only got worse under the reign of Nicholas who eventually abdicated as Russia formed weal provisional government.
During the struggle for power the Bolsheviks gained increasing support from the ever more frustrated soviets. On October 25, led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, they stormed the Winter Palace and deposed the Kerensky government.
They succeeded in taking Russia out of the war, though on very unfavorable terms. Within months civil war broke out throughout Russia and for the next 3 years the country was devastated by civil strife. By 1920 the Bolsheviks had finally emerged victorious.
Path to Revolution
Centralization of Authority
Expansion & Power
War With Japan
World War I
Bolsheviks are Victorious
End of Presentation
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